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Another in denim


Beau Erwin

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A friend of mine, probably currently my best customer since I've not really sold too many yet, ordered a few knives off me.

He'd ordered a pair in the past for friends after I'd made him and his wife both a knife for all the help he'd given me.

So this time he ordered four, and I've been working on them and have begun to start finishing them up. I've got two down with the other two left to go.

 

Blade : One inch cable that I'd forged into the blade, differential hardening.

Guard : Brass

Handle : Homemade denim micarta and a mosaic pin.

 

I'm quite happy with how it turned out, especially as I thought I'd try something different to see how it turned out.

I glued up the full knife before trying out any shaping of the handle. Usually I'll shape out some of the guard first.

Used a different method to shape the underside of the handle/guard which is an area I've been working toward getting just as I want it. Also been trying more sculpting on the handles.

This one has a pretty good feel and hand, and you can get a real good grip on it.

The blade was etched twice by just brushing on the ferric rather than a soak then polished.

The hamon stands out a bit more this way, but you can still see the cable patterning.

Feel free to ask questions and make comments.

 

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Beau Erwin

www.ErwinKnives.com

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Thanks everyone.

 

HSJackson, I've been using Bondo Fiberglass Resin. Been buying it in the big cans at the autoparts store, I think it's an O'Reilley's.

 

As for the etch, I was doing it kinda as I'd seen Brion Tomberlin showed us at Ray Kirk's shop tour a few months back, it's how he'd etch his to bring out the hamon, and figured I'd try it on here. Bought some Flitz to play with on the next one and see what that does.

Beau Erwin

www.ErwinKnives.com

Custom knives

Bcarta Composites

Stabilized Woods

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